The student response system in use at WMU is iClicker. Instructors ask a question and students respond by pressing a button on their clicker remotes. Responses are transmitted to a base station connected to the instructor's laptop, where they are recorded and displayed.
The current version of iClicker is 7.14.0.
Students purchase iClickers at the bookstore and must register their clickers in Elearning once a year (usually in September). Students register their clicker remotes by clicking on any course link, clicking the Resources link in the brown navigation bar, and selecting Register your iClicker.
To utilize the clicker system:
- Instructors should bring their laptop to the Faculty Technology Center and request a base station and instructor's remote.
- iClicker software will be installed on the laptop and the remote will be registered.
- Instructors will set up their class folder and download their roster from Elearning (note: this method of downloading the roster is utilized even if Elearning tools are not used for the course).
- iClicker also includes an integration tool which allows instructors to directly upload session data to Elearning.
Instructors can also download i>clicker software from GoWMU in the Software Downloads channel under Other Software and License Files. Software can also be updated by clicking on the iClicker.exe file, then selecting Help>Check for Updates.